(August 1962)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand:
MC
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in May 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers and the Timely/Atlas discussion list. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


Mister Morgan's Monster! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction

Mister Morgan's Monster (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Philip Morgan; Mrs. Morgan
Synopsis:
Humanoid robots are banned, but their inventor keeps one in secret, and aliens try to turn it against humanity. It resists and they are forced to flee, but the robot’s inventor thinks that it disobeyed him by leaving hiding, not knowing that it saved humanity.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Fantasy Masterpieces (Marvel, 1966 series) #11 (August 1966)
  • in Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 1971 series) #16 (April 1972)
  • in Weird Wonder Tales (Marvel, 1973 series) #10 (June 1975)

Indexer Notes

Set after 2090.

Music Master (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-804

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Joe; Gus; Angelo
Synopsis:
A struggling band takes on a poor but talented young harp player who turns out to be a young angel studying on Earth.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #39 (October 1955)

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Day Before Doomsday! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Peterson; Premier Zorkon
Synopsis:
A US scientist defects to the USSR and builds a large dome to protect their leaders from retaliation, allowing a massive strike on the US. The dome is really a pod to launch them into space.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Tomb of Darkness (Marvel, 1974 series) #21 (July 1976)

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series).

The Man In the Glass Cage! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Joe Phelps; Anita Rogers; Bob
Synopsis:
A sound engineer tries to kill a girl who spurned him using sound waves. When they fail, he is confused, and, is killed by the waves which didn't affect the secretly hard-of-hearing girl.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Uncanny Tales (Marvel, 1973 series) #10 (June 1975)

A Switch in Time! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Karl Kargon
Synopsis:
In the year 2050 a prisoner reads about the invention of a time machine and so breaks jail to return to the past to rub out the one witness to his crime. However, as he attempts to assault the man, he realizes that he has been rendered intangible like a ghost so as to be unable to effect any change in the course of events.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Uncanny Tales (Marvel, 1973 series) #12 (October 1975)

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Mister Morgan's Monster!
  2. 1. Mister Morgan's Monster
  3. 2. Music Master
  4. 3. The Day Before Doomsday!
  5. 4. The Man In the Glass Cage!
  6. 5. A Switch in Time!
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  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
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